Philosophy of Religion
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
The philosophical approach to religion and discussion of such topics as the existence of God, the problem of evil, immortality and life after death, whether religious beliefs can be justified, and the significance of other religions.Learning Objectives1. An understanding and ability to express orally and in writing alternative points of view on fundamental questions about religon.
2. A demonstrated ability to rigorously test ideas and arguments in ways that are of general application.
3. A knowledge of some of the most influential historical positions on the understanding of religious teachings and their critique
4. An ability to articulate clearly and in a fair and reasonable way alternative positions on religious questions, whether or not the student personally agrees with them.
5. A capacity to express in writing interpretations and critiques of selected primary sources on religious subjects.
6. In general, oral and written skills in distinguishing argument from mere assertion, and spirited and thoughtful advocacy from mere polemics.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.